Learn about growing organic food in Byron Bay, Australia



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  • Description


    Our farm is on a beautiful property very close to Byron Bay. We grow certified organic vegetables and supply to local shops and farmers markets all year long. The animals we have on the farm are Cows, Horses, Dogs, Cat, Ducks, Chickens and much local wildlife.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are excited to share all we know (and don't know) about our organic regenerative production system of growing many varieties of veggies, so you will learn more about how to grow what and when. Byron is known for it's diversity and on the farm there is always a mix of different people that will be happy to assist and share - we have no agenda, only the will to live off the land and grow nutritious food that also feeds the earth. Being so close to Byron and many other beautiful places in the area, you can never get bored here!
    Byron is 10 minutes away, Mullumbimby is 10 minutes away, Gold Coast is 50 mins away. Our farm is close to many beaches and all of the local attractions and hotspots.

    Volunteering help is on our farm can be related to bushfire recovery work in a bushfire-affected area.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Being a small scale Certified Organic farm, we do most tasks by hand. You will help us with soil bed preparation, planting , weeding and harvesting.
    We sell produce at local farmers markets only. Our team is small (up to 6 people including helpers) and the sales horizon is to stay local so it is a very small business, if at all...

    The farm tasks are mostly out in the elements so some physical endurance is a must - we're not looking for top athletes but if you have physical issues such as sensitive back or knees, this won't suit you.
    We have a clear preference for long stays with an official minimum of 4 weeks. (This can be flexible according to your previous experience, skills and circumstances.)

    The hours (5hrs per day + a morning tea break, 5 days a week) can be flexible with consideration to the season, weather and your needs, if any. Weekends are mostly off, unless (rarely) the weather has changed our week days plans.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Built rooms on a private area of the property. We try to cater for privacy, so there is 1 person per room, or two at most if you have come with a friend. There is one bigger room for couples of any gender. We aim to have males and females in separate rooms but this doesn't always work out. We welcome open honest communication, so if you have any issues with anything, we are always open to talking about it.

    Communal well equipped kitchen at your service - we supply vegetarian ingredients including everything you need for you to prepare your own meals. Meat is just fine but you'll need to supply it yourself.
    The share house has a washing machine, hot shower & compost toilet.
    The volunteers area is seperate to the main house so they are "left alone" to do their own thing. There is no TV and little internet reception, depending on what provider your phone plan is with e.g. Telstra/Optus/Vodaphone. There is some WiFi available at the main house and for short and essential communications only. This can be a cultural experience in itself... Take the opportunity to slow down, look inside, outside and enjoy the ride!

    We aim to have 4 helpers, with capacity for 6 helpers at any given time. Booking in advance is important.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Byron bay is 12 minutes drive away, Mullumbimby 10 minutes... closest shops (IGA and more) 7 minutes

    Public transport in the Byron shire is not very developed - however there are always people coming in and out the farm so commuting is easy if you plan ahead. Some rides can be arranged, mood depending..

    We pick up on arrival to Byron, so don't worry if you don't have a car.

    We also have a couple of bicycles you can get on and go places (when they're not broken...)

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Depending on the nature of your pet - if it is well-trained, we may be open to considering this.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Flexible 25 hours per week, weekends off

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